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Getting rid of the landfills – Finnish experience in building a waste management system

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This site collects information on Finnish municipal, industrial and medical waste management practices, solutions and best technologies and services exploited and offered to global market. Our goal is to share experiences on do’s and dont’s in formulating a sustainable waste management system and base for circular economy.

Only 10 years ago Finland was dependent on its landfills. Now only the remaining less that 1% of waste ends up there. This site shows how this transformation was done and how you can do it too!


Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce

Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC) promotes companies’ business and competitiveness in Russia and Finland.

FRCC carries out its mission by offering companies various services in the fields of market research, company operation, export promotion, training, information, and consultation. FRCC works in all fields of business and serves all customers. However, members receive some extra benefits: daily online information service on Russian market (news, articles, analyses), discounts on FRCC products and services, advantages in promoting their business. Two thirds of FRCC members are small and medium-sized companies.

Eteläranta 10
FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland
Tel  +358-10 439 1150

Ministry of the Environment of Finland

The Ministry of the Environment leads national efforts and encourages cooperation in promoting sustainable development, securing a good living environment, and safeguarding biodiversity for both current and future generations. In Finland, the responsibility for developing the waste legislation rests with the Ministry of the Environment.

During 2020-2021 Ministry of the Environment has coordinated the “Sustainable Waste Management” -project, which aim is to extent cooperation with Russian Federation in waste management and share best practices. The project was funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. This website is established as a part of implementation of this project.

Aleksanterinkatu 7
P.O.Box 35, 00023
Switchboard: +358 295 16001
Registry (office): +358 2952 50400
Fax: (09) 1603 9320
Sveta Silvennoinen-Hiisku
Project Coordinator
Tel +358 295 250 193
Mobile: +358 50 567 8829